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  1. MFG.com good/bad/ugly?

    Started by Butch1, 03-20-2009 12:35 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 15,513
    02-20-2019, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  2. I wish all my customers were like this

    Started by RJT, 02-19-2019 04:11 PM
    extra, needed, quick, subs, work
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 384
    02-20-2019, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Tool Altering Source (Step Drills)_

    Started by Ox, 02-18-2019 11:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 721
    02-19-2019, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Valuation of machine shop purchase.

    Started by huleo, 02-11-2019 03:31 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    buying, contracts, customers, shop, valuation
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 5,736
    02-19-2019, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  5. How do you guys handle the “could you do me a favor” work?

    Started by Trboatworks, 11-29-2018 03:56 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 134
    • Views: 13,188
    02-19-2019, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  6. When do you shut down for weather?

    Started by AARONT, 01-28-2019 10:14 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 6,827
    02-19-2019, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  7. Leaving gracefully

    Started by macds, 02-14-2019 08:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    kind, leaving, owner, positive, work
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,615
    02-18-2019, 07:46 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 266
    02-18-2019, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  8. Number of Quality Control personnel vs Machinists

    Started by Schaub, 02-04-2019 10:49 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    curious, guys, making, parts, quality
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,132
    02-18-2019, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Management Needs to Look in a Mirror

    Started by AJT, 02-05-2019 04:57 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    cad, daily, managers, meetings, work
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 4,192
    02-17-2019, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  10. What is your rolled up cost for electric?

    Started by huleo, 02-08-2019 05:11 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cost, electric, guys, rolled, total
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 1,570
    02-15-2019, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  11. Amper Machine Metrics, anyone using it?

    Started by nitrousmudbogger, 02-06-2019 05:53 PM
    amper, improve, machine, metrics, time
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 829
    02-14-2019, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  12. Going out of business. Who can I sell unused raw materials to?

    Started by jarrettbailey, 01-27-2019 06:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    machines, sell, square, stock, unused
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,862
    02-13-2019, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  13. ERP System

    Started by Kanend, 02-11-2019 06:39 AM
    erp, good, system, tracking, work
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 439
    02-12-2019, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  14. HELP! Our INDIRECT labor is killing us!

    Started by mrsshoots, 01-24-2019 01:29 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    indirect, machinists, manager, manufacturing, shop
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 4,720
    02-11-2019, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Equipment Finance Tips & Tricks

    Started by Isaac L, 01-30-2019 07:19 PM
    advanced, finance, payment, payments, rate
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 745
    02-11-2019, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  16. CAD/CAM Design Services without a PE on staff

    Started by AJT, 12-26-2018 01:58 PM
    #cad, abilities, design, question, services
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,809
    02-11-2019, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  17. Machine shop foreclosed machinery goes with the shop?

    Started by CBlair, 02-02-2019 08:15 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    building, foreclosed, machinery, owner, shop
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 3,804
    02-10-2019, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  18. Emotions Matter

    Started by Ox, 01-22-2019 05:02 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    comfortable, hey, insecurities, personally, shop, working
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 6,981
    02-09-2019, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Cloud/File Storage

    Started by JesseDC, 01-30-2019 02:13 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cloud, issues, servers, storage, thought
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 2,875
    02-08-2019, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  20. Importing from China - Payment Terms?

    Started by Ox, 08-07-2018 09:38 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 3,567
    02-06-2019, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  21. Post General Cutting Oil for 1018 Steel

    Started by Satire of Sanity, 02-01-2019 11:46 AM
    1018, crs, cutting fluid, cutting oil, steel 1018
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 767
    02-04-2019, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  22. Opinions on rotary screw air compressor brands

    Started by Tungsten Carbide, 01-21-2019 12:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    air, compressor, money, quincy, spend
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 3,052
    02-02-2019, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  23. OT? Water / sewer hidden costs

    Started by RJT, 12-31-2018 02:06 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    charge, city, meter, sewer, water
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 3,367
    01-31-2019, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  24. Ipads In The Shop--What Size?

    Started by munruh, 01-26-2019 10:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    ipads, sheets, shop, size, working
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,231
    01-29-2019, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  25. Help with sizing and position of heating unit(s)

    Started by Bill in PA, 11-19-2018 10:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,008
    01-28-2019, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  26. Question General Laibility Insurance anyone?

    Started by Racecar, 01-16-2019 03:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    aircraft, boeing, insurance, liability
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 2,439
    01-28-2019, 03:21 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,019
    01-28-2019, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  27. So here I am 52, no children, what to do with my stuff

    Started by kustomizer, 06-06-2018 09:44 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 141
    • Views: 15,198
    01-27-2019, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  28. Anyone ever deal with Parts Plus?

    Started by machinist man, 11-21-2011 03:30 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 11,123
    01-26-2019, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  29. Moved: Oldies but Goodies Leblond 15" Monarch 12" Lathes

    Started by Accurate, 01-24-2019 06:26 PM
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  30. How was 2018, what's coming in 2019?

    Started by ewlsey, 01-09-2019 01:49 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 10,899
    01-24-2019, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  31. Changing from 8/5hr to 4/10 hr days

    Started by PlasmaOnTheBrain, 12-04-2018 06:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    day, needed, shift, shop, week
    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 5,969
    01-24-2019, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  32. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 01:48 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    making, money, recent, reviews, wheels
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 7,568
    01-24-2019, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  33. accounting software for mac

    Started by idacal, 01-14-2019 10:00 PM
    computer, mac, quotes, software, updates
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 736
    01-22-2019, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  34. saturday shop improvements advice and ideas

    Started by cbailey, 01-07-2019 11:51 AM
    diy, ideas/advices, improvement, shop management, shop stories
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,161
    01-21-2019, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  35. Job Listings

    Started by cncshopdave, 01-14-2019 04:13 PM
    dave, job, monster, post, zip
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 695
    01-14-2019, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  36. RO Water systems

    Started by [email protected], 01-09-2019 07:57 PM
    back, quality, system, water, work
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,434
    01-14-2019, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  37. Portable Bridgeport

    Started by chip_maker, 01-13-2019 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 967
    01-13-2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  38. Using an Ipad For Setup Sheets--Templates?

    Started by munruh, 01-12-2019 10:02 PM
    good, ipads, setup, sheet, template
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 757
    01-13-2019, 09:39 PM Go to last post

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